Tech Giants Are Working Together to Get All Your Smart Home Devices to Talk

Apple, Amazon, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance are talking in tandem in new Connected Home over IP group

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Tech devices have been in the top five most purchased gifts for the past two years, according to a Google/Ipsos survey. Those tech gifts may live in an interconnected “smart home” system—devices that work in tune with Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google’s Assistant or other, similar, personal tech tools.

Device communication embodies the main problem big tech companies are trying to solve through a new working group called Connected Home over IP, announced yesterday. As the name implies, the group will work to standardize smart

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